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Rise in rural heating oil thefts

A sharp rise in the number of thefts of heating oil has prompted a warning to users in parts of Devon.

Devon and Cornwall Police said thousands of pounds worth of fuel had been stolen over the past few months.

People are being advised to use locks and alarms to protect their supplies.

Louise Hubball reports from Devon.

  • 28 Jan 2011